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Old 9th August 2010, 16:43   #826
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From someone whose PS3 (40GB fat) was bricked by a wireless update, I can tell you that downloading the update and then installing it via a flash or other drive is a much better and safer option.
According to Sony, the wireless update is a risky proposition because you don't know which server the update is coming from. Also wireless carries the risk of corrupted data with it because of interference from other household gadgets.
Sony India replaced my old PS3 with a new 120GB slim and I have made sure that I download and update via a flash drive and that too from the UK site only (as recommended by Sony India).
One thing I discovered in this whole episode was that you can recover some of your game data if: a) you have a backup and b) create the same PSN accounts (same user name and password) as your previous machine.
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Old 9th August 2010, 18:53   #827
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^Just curious. Which was the update that bricked your 40GB phat? ( I presume that should be 3.21.) What was the version in the replaced 120GB Slim when you got it? Have you updated to the recent 3.41?
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Old 9th August 2010, 21:17   #828
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^Just curious. Which was the update that bricked your 40GB phat? ( I presume that should be 3.21.) What was the version in the replaced 120GB Slim when you got it? Have you updated to the recent 3.41?
it was 3.xx - I don't remember exactly what. It happened late last year - November or so. I don't remember what the slim came with but I've done two firmware updates since Feb. using the download and update method. It has the latest update now - no issues.
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Old 10th August 2010, 10:23   #829
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Q: I hear that the PS4 will be out this year. Anyone know if this is true?
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Q: I hear that the PS4 will be out this year. Anyone know if this is true?
No Navin, I highly doubt it. Sony says the game developers have not yet reached the full potential of the PS3 console yet, and so a 2010 launch is unlikely, not even 2011. Fact is that 50% of PS3 users use old style (CRT) TVs and the next gen PS4 will be HD only. Sony cannot ignore its huge gamer base. There is no sense in launching a new console just yet. My 2 paisa.

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Sony India replaced my old PS3 with a new 120GB slim and I have made sure that I download and update via a flash drive and that too from the UK site only (as recommended by Sony India).
StarScream, why was you console replaced? How is the support here in India? I bought my PS3 with b&w in bangy as well, but just curious as to how good the support is. I've heard scary stories of 'no support' here !?

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Old 10th August 2010, 15:43   #831
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StarScream, why was you console replaced? How is the support here in India? I bought my PS3 with b&w in bangy as well, but just curious as to how good the support is. I've heard scary stories of 'no support' here !?
NIP, it was replaced because it was bought in India and Sony offered no repair options to fix it. here is more of what happened from this same thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post1596386

the advantage of buying in India is one-year replacement warranty. that's it. My 40GB packed up one month after expiry of warranty. I gave Sony hell, so they replaced it for free.
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Sony is laying the foundation for PS4 as they have invented another new laser called the Blue Violet laser. Going by their past trend of PS - CD, PS2 - DVD and PS3 - BD, I suppose we can assume what the medium will be for PS4 I guess we can look for an announcement by 2012 - 13.

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http://www.fudzilla.com/home/news/la...on-single-disc

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Old 11th August 2010, 14:51   #833
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I shudder to think what PS4 will be like. Pure condensed awesomeness or what ? Anyway, 2013 seems to be the ideal time, gives them time to sell Move. That could be the time when its awesome processing power will become not so awesome.
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does the XBOX 360 have a universal AC/DC adapter? im thinking of possibly buying one in the US and bringing it back with me to have in India for a year. I have $400 at Costco to spend, lol. the Console is $300...
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Old 20th August 2010, 20:42   #835
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Just wanted to bump up to share this piece of awesomeness
http://psjailbreak.com
Google it.

@CaliAtenza: Not universal, you will need a stepdown converter. Or just buy the adapter from here since it's external.
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Just wanted to bump up to share this piece of awesomeness
http://psjailbreak.com
Google it.

@CaliAtenza: Not universal, you will need a stepdown converter. Or just buy the adapter from here since it's external.
oh ok...yeah i havent decided whether or not to get an XBOX 360 yet. I just wanted to find out if i had to get anything extra. I thought all the consoles these days would have the universal adapters.
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Old 21st August 2010, 10:58   #837
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The PS3 has a universal adapter built in. Don't know why MS went with this.
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Just wanted to bump up to share this piece of awesomeness
PS JAILBREAK - WORLDS 1ST USB CHIPSET
Google it.
Dude..the jail break looks very promising...how are the reviews coming?
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Old 22nd August 2010, 04:00   #839
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It works, what else matters

It turns your PS3 into a debug unit which has the ability to do the things. The PIC used in the dongle has been identified and probably dumped by now. Cheaper clones should start coming in by the date of this thing's release.
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Old 6th September 2010, 14:37   #840
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I am contemplating on getting a PS3 slim 250GB. I have a question, as I am completely new to consoles (This will be my first console). Do the PS3 slim consoles come bundled with games? Or do we have to buy them separately?
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